Meet the Team

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  • Nelson Swartz
    Dealer Principal

    Nelson Swartz has been in the car business for over 40 years. In 2008, he took charge of Harrisonburg Ford, and it is because of him that it is the successful, incredible place that it is. When he's not leading his dealerships to victory, he spends time giving back to the community and traveling with his family.

  • Harry Scott, II
    General Manager

    Raised in Brandywine, WV (B-Town). I graduated from Franklin High School in '91 and Fairmont State in '95. There I obtained a double-major in Marketing and Management, as well as a minor in Psychology.

    My love of working with people led me to the car business in 1996, and 20 years later I still love helping people buy new and pre-owned cars. In my spare time I have fun hunting, fishing, and chasing my kids around to their sporting events.

  • JW Painter
    General Sales Manager

  • David Cain
    Sales Manager

    I grew up in Shenandoah Valley, attending Stonewall Jackson High School. I spend a lot of my time travelling to various places around the world and exploring new perspectives and cultures. I've also spent time volunteering in the community.

    Nothing beats the feeling of putting a genuine smile on another person's face, and I strive to do so for everyone I meet.

  • Kyle Digges
    Sales Manager

    I grew up in White Post, Virginia. I attended Clark County High School and Shepherd University. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as enjoying the outdoors. 

    I have been in the sales field for many years and I love helping my customers find the perfect vehicle that will last for years to come!

  • Justin Bowers

    Born and raised in Sugar Grove, West Virginia, I went to Brandywine grade school and Pendleton County High School. I played football, basketball, and ran track. I won a West Virginia state title in long jump and later attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. 

    I started in December 2004 at Dallas Hollar Ford in Harrisonburg, and continue to work for Ford of Harrisonburg Today. I strive to assist my customers, friends, and family in getting quality vehicles and great prices. I have received Ford's #1 award for customer satisfaction consecutively over the last seven years and it's been a lot of work, but worth it all in the end.

  • Dave Simmons

    I have been in sales for over 30 years, and here at Harrisonburg Ford since 2009. I pride myself in customer satisfaction, product knowledge, and how I can help the customer facilitate the purchase of the vehicle that best suits their needs. My family and I have lived in the Harrisonburg community for over 35 years. My wife and I have 3 grown children and have been married for 33 years. I enjoy golfing with friends, attending JMU basketball and football games, and vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

  • James Ward

    I grew up in Charlottesville, attending High School in Waynesboro. Currently, I commute from Waynesboro every day just to be a part of this dealership and all that it does for the community. 

    I enjoy spending time with my family, and I have a deep love of cars - specifically the Ford Taurus. My dad's from an era where cars were big and bulky. 
    One of the best things in the world is meeting new people and helping them find their dream car.

  • John-Richard Alexander "Mac" MacDonald, III

    I'm from Broadway, VA, and I went to Broadway High School, where I played basketball and ran track and field. I also participated in choir and theatre, I won a State Championship in acting, and was rated as #1 Baritone in the state of Virginia in 2014. 

    Afterwards I attended ODU. Along with numerous leadership positions held within Theta Chi Fraternity, I won the New Brother of the Year award. 
    I'm the new kid on the block here at Harrisonburg Ford.  If you like working fast, Getting things done quickly and easily, and having a great time while doing it... I'm your guy!

  • Max Volk

    I was born in Russia and moved to the Valley in 1995, and have lived here since. I graduated from Spotswood High School. Afterward, I attended Blue Ridge Community College.

    I've lived in the Valley for over 20 years, and I love the community and the people. Come see us at Harrisonburg Ford and let us put you in the right vehicle for you.

  • Heather Johnson

    I have lived in the valley for most of my life, born and raised in Staunton, VA. I have 2 wonderful boys and a loving and supporting family, and we love fishing and four-wheeling.

    I have over 15 years of customer service experience and love making people laugh, usually at my own expense. I'm looking forward to helping you find your vehicle today!